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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Data Center OEM - Base License

by Microsoft
Windows 2012 Server

List Price: $6,155.00
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Purchase 2012 Client Access Licenses (CALs) with Server 2008 or Server 2012
Microsoft Servers require Client Access Licenses (CALs). 2012 Client Access Licenses are compatible with both Server 2008 and Server 2012. Get the most out of your server by adding more users with 1-User CALS or 5-User CALs and add devices with 1-Device CALs or 5-Device CALs. To learn more about Microsoft Servers and Client Access Licenses, visit the Server Brand Store.
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Product Features

  • Full OEM Version of Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition
  • Virtualization: Run unlimited Windows Server virtual machines on a single server
  • Deduplication: Reduce wasted storage automatically
  • License covers up to two CPUs in a single server
  • License Pricing: OEM

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2012 Server
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Data Center OEM - Base License + Microsoft Windows Server 2012 OEM - CAL (5 Users)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 8.1 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0093CAKMY
  • Item model number: P71-06769
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 29, 2012
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,537 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit English - 2CPU Base License (w/ Media, no CALs)

From the Manufacturer

When do you need to CAL up?

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (2 CPU)

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter is a flexible, powerful, and easy-to-use server solution. Whether your company is a small business or a large enterprise, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter can help you cloud optimize your business.

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter provides licensing rights for unlimited Windows Server virtual machines on a single physical server.

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter enables you to blend your on-premises solutions with the cloud without having to re-engineer infrastructure, systems management, or applications. It offers customers scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that helps users connect across-premises. As a result, IT can respond to business needs with greater agility and efficiency, and the mobile workforce is able to access personalized work environments from virtually anywhere.

Server Manager Dashboard

Server Manager Dashboard

Types of Windows Server CALs

CAL Backward Compatibility

Windows Server Virtualization

- Hyper-V 2.0 - included in the operating system and provides 16x improvement in the amount

of vCPU and RAM assignable to virtual machines.

- Live Migration – move virtual machines between physical servers with no downtime or loss of data.

- Hyper-V Replica – replicate virtual machines to another server in another location every 5


Windows Server Storage

- Deduplication – automatically reduce wasted storage.

- Storage Spaces – build your own virtualize storage pools to provide redundancy and performance

Windows Server Licensing

- Each physical server requires at least one license.

- Each license covers two CPUs, thus a four CPU server would require two license (one base license and one additional license)

- Datacenter Edition grants the use of unlimited Windows Server virtual machines on that physical server.

- Additionally, a Windows Server 2012 Client Access License (CAL) is required for each user or device that accesses the server

Windows Server CAL

- CALs are different from Server Software Licenses - A server Client Access License (CAL) is a license that gives users and devices the right to legally access a server installed with Microsoft server software.

- CALs are cost-effective and scalable - Customers pay only for the licensing they need. They can adapt their licensing needs by buying CALs as their businesses grow.

Features Cloud connected first server Essentials Experience Dashboard provides easy way to share files, back-up data, enable remote access, and optionally connect to the cloud. Contains ALL features including Windows Failover Clustering, Active Directory, and new Server Manager for managing multiple servers. All Standard edition features plus unlimited Windows Server virtual machines on one physical server
Licensing Model Server license includes rights for up to 25 users or 50 devices Each license grants two virtual machines on up to two CPUs - Each User or Device requires a Client Access License (CAL) Each license covers up to two CPUs Each User or Device requires a Client Access License (CAL)
Windows Server Virtual Machines allowed 1 (must be Essentials Edition OS) *R2 Version only 2 per license Unlimited
Best Fit for Companies with less than 25 users who aren't virtualizing. Companies with more than 25 users who don't need unlimited virtualization Companies utilizing virtualization to get the most efficiency from each server.
Are Windows Server CALs required? No Yes Yes

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